Looking back at everything I have seen from Silverstone over the years, it is really amazing what this company has actually been able to do for the aftermarket case industry. While most manufacturers stuck with the standard square cases with typical layouts and features, Silverstone just thought there was something better, or a different way to look at the problems case users tend to run into. With many of the series' that Silverstone has introduced like the Ravens, the Temjins, Fortresses, all of these designs were very innovative in their time, and to be honest, they are still some of the coolest cases on the market. That isn't to downplay on the Grandia, Crown or any other series from them, Silverstone usually does a great job of meeting their customers' needs in some shape or form.
This time around, instead of pushing the boundaries of technology with extruded aluminum, mechanized front panels, or digging deeply into your wallet, with the Redline Series from Silverstone, the idea is to offer a budget friendly solution without being the typical lame black box. I don't typically do this, but I think Silverstone says it best, so I will add what they have to say about this chassis.
"The Redline series was created with the goal of exceeding user experience and expectation for affordable PC chassis by offering punchy styling and features reserved often for more expensive models. The RL04, with its chest armor styled front fascia punctuated by glowing red SilverStone logo that doubles as a power button that will surely raise the adrenaline of PC enthusiasts. Its bottom mounted power supply layout and flexible drive storage options enable it to support a wide selection of components. The top, front, and the bottom side of the RL04 are also fully filtered to ensure that positive pressure setup, a prominent feature in SilverStone's high-end chassis, is a viable option for creating a dust-proof PC. For enthusiasts looking to build a PC with quality features and styling on a budget, the RL04 is an excellent choice."
Since they covered quite a bit about the Redline Series SST-RL04B that we are going to be looking at today, I guess the only thing left to do is get into detail with the specifications so we can see the chassis that arrived for testing.
Considering what Silverstone has to say, up front, this chassis looks really good, and coupled with the price you are about to read about, I really think that Silverstone may have made the right move here.